Introducing Gritty Pretty's edited list of the best in beauty – tried, trusted and approved.
Massage, Skin, Spa
Too much sun, surf and shopping? Recharge your batteries at this 1950s-inspired Gold Coast spa, where all you have to do is make an appointment and then just rock up and see what you're in the mood for that day.
A boutique hotel and deluxe spa situated between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, this makes for the perfect weekend away (and Instagram snap - just wait until you see the gorgeously vibrant interiors at this place).
Delta Goodrem, Anna Heinrich, Nadia Bartel, Jodi Gordon and Rachael Finch, all have this Melbourne-based makeup artist on speed dial. She gives good red carpet glamour, and has that no-makeup makeup thing down pat.
This is a newbie on the Byron Bay medi-spa scene, and the clean, tranquil vibe (think light woods, greenery and white walls) fits right in with its environs at the Habitat community and lifestyle precinct.
With its low-key, luxurious and locally-sourced interiors, and a neutral colour palette, this boutique spa is one for your Byron bucket list. Massages are their signature, and they are not to be missed. Trust us.
The overachievers at this hotspot have taken out the Queensland Salon of the Year title two years running - so you know they know what they're doing. And they do it damn well, especially when it comes to cuts and colours.
Reserve your day and time and then decided which treatment on the day! The team at spaQ use either organic Australian brand Uspa or cosmeceutical Skeyndor, and every treatment starts with an ahhh-inducing footbath.
You'll be hard-pressed to pick your favourite thing about this salon: is it the freshly popped popcorn, or the whitewashed interiors? Or maybe it's that this is the first gender neutral salon in SA, with prices determined by hair, not sex.